BWARI – The Guto Community in Bwari Council of the Federal Capital Territory has called on the government to provide a health centre for them to reduce the high rate of preventable deaths in the area.
According to him, the distance from the community to the council headquarters is not long, but the deplorable state of the road has been the major challenge.
Tiyok said that many pregnant women and those with life-threatening diseases or sicknesses had died before they could get to the hospital, especially during the rainy season.
He, therefore, appealed to the council and the FCT minister to ensure the construction of a health care centre in the area, and also rehabilitate the road.
Mrs Mariam Kato, a women leader in the area, said she was a victim when she had her last pregnancy five years ago, as there was no vehicle to convey her to the general hospital for delivery.
“There were about six pregnant women who lost their lives and pregnancies because they could not reach the hospital in time,’’ she said.
“We have also met with the council Chairman, Mr Peter Yohana, who promised to look into the problem,” he said.